When The War Came Home-9781526621009

When The War Came Home

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Author: Parr, Lesley

Crime & mystery fiction (Children's/YA)

Published on 6 January 2022 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Bloomsbury Childrens Books) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 320 pages
129 x 198 x 27 | 248g

WINNER: Wales Book of the Year 2023A STIRRING HISTORICAL MYSTERY SET IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR, FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE VALLEY OF LOST SECRETSThe First World War has ended, but it hasn’t gone away. When Natty has to move to a new village, she meets two young soldiers who are still battling the effects of war and shellshock.

Her cousin Huw can’t forget the terrible things he’s seen, but another young soldier Johnny doesn’t even remember who he is. Natty wishes she could get through to Huw and is desperate to help Johnny recover his memories but what can she do that the nurses and doctors haven't already tried? Meanwhile Natty is fighting her own battles - protesting to get the local authority to help the schoolchildren who can't afford a midday meal. As she gets embroiled in the cause, and in trying to help the young soldiers, she starts to unravel a mystery. Natty knows that - just as Jonny and Huw did - she must fight for what she believes in, and she learns that some things should never be forgotten …This mesmerising historical mystery includes an interactive clue so readers can unravel the mystery alongside the characters. Highly commended for the Young Quills Award 2023.

'A heartfelt, hopeful tale of the human spirit's incredible ability to recover' - Emma Carroll